DHS chief says cybersecurity is a civilian problem, not a war

December 18, 2010
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via nextgov

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday asserted cybersecurity is a civilian domain, not a military battlefield or private sector jurisdiction, as some critics of federal cyber policy have argued.

“Some categorize the challenge as one for the market, or a looming war,” she said at a forum hosted by Nextgov’s parent company, Atlantic Media. “In my view, cyberspace is fundamentally a civilian space, and government has a role to help protect it, in partnership with the private sector and across the globe … both the market and the battlefield analogies are the wrong ones to use.”

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